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Library Cards–More Popular Than Ever!

Posted by grizzlymedia on October 2, 2008

 

Guess what? Library card registration is at an all-time high! Why, you may be asking yourself? Because people know that libraries are an important educational resource. According to a new American Library Association poll, 72 percent of respondents said that libraries are a pillar of the community. Seventy-one percent said that they are a community center, seventy percent said that they are a family destination, and sixty-nine percent called their libraries a cultural center. Midwesterners and Westerners register for library cards more than Easterners and Southerners, and women register more than men. What do most cardholders check out at the library? Books, of course! In total, 76 percent of Americans visited their public libraries in the past year and 41 percent visited their library’s online website. For more information, you can view an article from School Library Journal.

One Response to “Library Cards–More Popular Than Ever!”

  1. liajo said

    I love the library and we have a great one. If I didn’t have access to a library we would be book poor since I read about 1 book a week.

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